Nevada County Diaper Project’s Mother’s Day fundraiser helps families in need |

Nevada County Diaper Project’s Mother’s Day fundraiser helps families in need

Submitted by Karen Keegan

The Nevada County Diaper Project is a community based, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing diapers to mothers and babies in need. The project began in 2009, when it became clear that many young Nevada County families didn’t have enough money to buy a regular supply of diapers. When visiting local food banks to pick up groceries, young mothers would often ask for diapers. Research has now revealed that 1 in 3 mothers in America struggle to provide diapers for their babies. Many are forced to cut back on basics such as food, utilities, or child care in order to afford diapers. Families are not allowed to use food stamps or WIC programs to purchase needed diapers.

The Nevada County Diaper Project began with a small distribution of 50 diapers a week, and has since expanded to providing an average of 4,500 to 6,000 diapers per month throughout Nevada County. Volunteers receive no compensation for their time or transportation to distribution centers. They do not receive any government funding, nor do participating food banks offer support. Community and private donations are what help keeps the project afloat. All money collected from fundraising goes toward the purchase of diapers.

This Mother’s Day the project is offering a special promotion, “Moms Helping Moms,” where donors can honor a mother, or any woman, with a donation to the Nevada County Diaper Project. Donors can include the name and address of the person they wish to honor, along with their donation, and a personalized card will be sent from the Diaper Project to “let them know they are loved.” For further information and donations, email or mail checks to The Nevada County Diaper Project , P.O. Box 912 , Penn Valley, CA 95946.

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